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Gardening in America
Container Gardening

by Nancy Fletcher

Growing plants in containers is not, in my case, because we don't have enough room but simply because hard packed clay soil is such a hassle. There are all sorts of sites advising how to mix the soil for these pots. We simply used compost for starting trees mixed half and half with peat moss along with some potting soil. Using the peat moss makes the pot lighter and easier to move with the thought of wintering these begonias over. They bloom beautifully all winter on the glassed in back porch.  Fish fertilizer works fine too.

Let me say it has been such a joy not having to fight with weeding, unsuccessfully balancing the soil in beds, and watering chores, maybe this is the way we will go from now on.

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